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Toolbox Talk - Avoid Heat Stress; Recognize SymptomsOpen in a New Window

Working in hot environments and/or prolonged exertion can raise the body’s temperature, resulting in heat stress that may lead to heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rashes, and heat stroke.According to NIOSH, heat stroke is the most severe form of heat-related illness and can be fatal if not quickly treated.The symptoms of heat stroke include a change in mental status that can range from confusion or bizarre behavior to seizures or loss of consciousness.Heat stress may be avoided by [...]

 

Associate Members: Don't Miss These Marketing Opportunities to Reach Municipal UtilitiesOpen in a New Window

Looking for ways to reach your municipal utility customers? The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) has a few marketing opportunities that we want to let you know about.Our Buyer’s Guide is a bi-annual electronic booklet that allows you to highlight your company and its products and services. You have an entire page to do with what you wish -- photos, contact information, sales copy, whatever you can dream up (within reason).Our 70th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine advertisin [...]

 

Capital Improvement Planning Training - Tuesday, June 6, 2017Open in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities in conjunction with Wichita State Environmental Finance Center (EFC), encourages representatives from your utility to attend an upcoming capital improvement planning workshop. The session provides participants with an understanding of what to include in a Capital Improvement Plan, who should be involved and why it’s important to implement a plan, strategies for replacing existing equipment, infrastructure, and planning to meet existing or new reg [...]

 

Rates & Financial Planning Training - Wednesday, June 7, 2017Open in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities in conjunction with Wichita State Environmental Finance Center (EFC), encourages representatives from your utility to attend an upcoming rate setting and financial planning workshop.The session provides participants with an understanding on major considerations when setting rates; rate structure options and pricing objectives, financial planning considerations, and strategies for communicating rate information to your board and community. The training [...]

 

EUSO Course Set for JulyOpen in a New Window

Mark your calendars for the return of one of IAMU’s popular workshops.  Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc. will be presenting his Electric Utility System Operation Short Course July 25-27 and the Smart Grid Course on July 28.Skip is very well regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding [...]

 

Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training WebinarsOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities’ Safety Services will be holding two Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training webinars. The webinar will address the following:The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body How to know if someone is on drugs Suggestions for what an individual can do about it 60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of alcohol abuse;60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of drug/controlled substance abuse*Certificate of Completion will be emailed to regi [...]

 

Silica: The Unseen Hazard WorkshopsOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities’ Safety Services will be holding two Silica Safety Workshops. Those attending the workshop will learn about the materials and job tasks that may contribute to silica exposures at their work locations. Silica may be found in concrete, brick, block, tile, drywall, and in other materials. Learn about the dangers of silica and the corrective measures to take that will protect your employees’ health. We will also discuss the requirements of OSHA [...]

 

Calling All Golfers: Have a Great Time on the Course While Supporting the IAMU Safety ProgramOpen in a New Window

IAMU will once again hold our Golfin’ Fore Safety event. This year’s outing is scheduled for Monday, June 26 at Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk. Proceeds from the event go toward purchasing materials and equipment for the IAMU Training Field. New This Year: We will be flighting the tournament and have senior tees for men 60 and older. For more information or to register for the event, click here. [...]

 

Register Now: You Won't Want to Miss Equipment Demo & Exhibit DayOpen in a New Window

IAMU is planning to hold its second Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day on Thursday, July 20, on our Training Field. Demo Day is a time for IAMU members to connect with vendors who can demonstrate or showcase their equipment, tools, processes, and materials in a real-life setting.To learn more about the event from IAMU’s very own “Red Green,” click here.The event is free for utility members and associate members. If you’re not a member, contact us to find out how you [...]

 

Iowa One Call UpdatesOpen in a New Window

On May 1, 2017, One Call Concepts, Inc. implemented a series of NextGen revisions. These revisions affect when addresses appear on NextGen tickets and other operational issues reported by excavators and facility operators. Read the full notice here. [...]
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